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2 / 22  Spacious loung with cosy sofa's
3 / 22  Lounge
4 / 22  Relax in front of the woodburner after a day's exploring
5 / 22  Dine in style in the open-plan kitchen/diner
6 / 22  Dining space overlooking the garden
7 / 22  Open-plan kitchen
8 / 22  Large kitchen area with doors leading to the garden
9 / 22  Double bedroom with king-size bed
10 / 22  Bedroom detail
11 / 22  Double bedroom with king-size bed
12 / 22  Twin bedroom
13 / 22  Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (can be a twin on request)
14 / 22  Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (shown as twin)
15 / 22  Bathroom with roll-top bath
16 / 22  Second lounge with open fire
17 / 22  Relax by the open fire
18 / 22  View towards the property
19 / 22  Enjoy a BBQ in the garden
20 / 22  Relax in the large enclosed garden
21 / 22  Views towards the property
22 / 22  Large outside space
Enjoy the outside space
Spacious loung with cosy sofa's
Lounge
Relax in front of the woodburner after a day's exploring
Dine in style in the open-plan kitchen/diner
Dining space overlooking the garden
Open-plan kitchen
Large kitchen area with doors leading to the garden
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom detail
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Twin bedroom
Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (can be a twin on request)
Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (shown as twin)
Bathroom with roll-top bath
Second lounge with open fire
Relax by the open fire
View towards the property
Enjoy a BBQ in the garden
Relax in the large enclosed garden
Views towards the property
Large outside space
1 / 22  Enjoy the outside space
2 / 22  Spacious loung with cosy sofa's
3 / 22  Lounge
4 / 22  Relax in front of the woodburner after a day's exploring
5 / 22  Dine in style in the open-plan kitchen/diner
6 / 22  Dining space overlooking the garden
7 / 22  Open-plan kitchen
8 / 22  Large kitchen area with doors leading to the garden
9 / 22  Double bedroom with king-size bed
10 / 22  Bedroom detail
11 / 22  Double bedroom with king-size bed
12 / 22  Twin bedroom
13 / 22  Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (can be a twin on request)
14 / 22  Super king-size zip-and-link bedroom (shown as twin)
15 / 22  Bathroom with roll-top bath
16 / 22  Second lounge with open fire
17 / 22  Relax by the open fire
18 / 22  View towards the property
19 / 22  Enjoy a BBQ in the garden
20 / 22  Relax in the large enclosed garden
21 / 22  Views towards the property
22 / 22  Large outside space

Shirwell Farmhouse

| Barnstaple (4.5mls N), Devon
10
5
2
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly

At a glance

  • A spacious farmhouse style property in a great rural location, sleeping ten guests
  • Ideal for families and extended groups of friends with a large kitchen and expansive outside space
  • Close to Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Exmoor National Park and within easy reach of the golden beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe
  • A perfect base for exploring North Devon, and a brilliant holiday home
Property code: SHIRW

Set amongst a cluster of barn conversions in a tranquil Devon village surrounded by glorious countryside, this attractive stone-built farmhouse is situated on a bridleway which is ideal for walking.

Sleeping ten guests across five bedrooms, this warm and welcoming farmhouse is the perfect accommodation for a group family holiday with children and teenagers. Two lounges provide space for the whole party to relax in at their leisure, and a separate games room and outdoor play area will keep kids of all ages entertained and happy. The property is wonderfully located for you to be able to fully experience the delights and sights of North Devon, especially the many beaches that line this stretch of coastline. Saunton Sands (11 miles), Putsborough Beach (13 miles) and Woolacombe Beach (13 miles), to name a few, are all within driving distance. Pack a picnic and bucket and spades into the car, and gather your group together for a day of sun, sea, and golden sand.

After a day spent exploring, return to the comfort of the farmhouse and put clothes in need of a refresh into the handy utility room. The stylish open-plan kitchen/diner is the very epitome of country charm, with attractive wooden furnishings and a seat for everyone at the dining table. Cook up a storm and serve a delicious meal; while you eat, plan adventures for the days ahead. After a large meal, guests can gather together in the lounge for a film in the warm glow of the wood burner. Boasting additional living space, the property also gives you the option to retire to the second lounge – which has its own open fire set into a charming stone surround – to lose yourself in a good book in peace. Kids and teenagers will head straight for the games room, for their own film night or to browse the consoles, games, and books on offer. As the evening winds down, choose one of the pretty bedrooms to rest your head for the night. There is a bathroom with a roll-top bath (with its own hand-held shower attachment) and separate shower cubicle, as well as a shower room. Outside, there's space for everyone, whether they'd prefer to sit back on the garden furniture and chat, play games on the large lawn, or light the BBQ.

  • 5 bedrooms: 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 further doubles with king-size beds and 2 twins
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower with WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, separate outside WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room/pantry with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer and additional electric oven
  • Dining area with ample seating for 10 guests
  • Lounge with TV/DVD, wood burner (first basket of logs included), second lounge with TV/DVD and open fire
  • Games room with TV/DVD,PS2 games console, books and games for teenagers
  • Large enclosed garden with level lawn areas, garden furniture, BBQ and enclosed outdoor play area with swings, slide and climbing frame
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Additional info: oil-fired Aga-style oven by arrangement October - Easter, May and Whitsun (dependent on the weather - not charged)
  • Location: beach 12 miles, shops, restaurants and pubs all within 4.5 miles

Head to Barnstaple town centre (4.5 miles) for retail therapy and to stock up on picnic supplies for your exciting days out. Lose yourself to North Devon's wilder side: Exmoor Zoo (7.5 miles) and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (8 miles) are fun for all the family. Stroll through the seaside resort of Ilfracombe (11 miles) and discover that a day isn't enough to do this beautiful town justice: with its harbour, cinema, aquarium and museum, it's guaranteed to charm your entire party and give you a taste for quaint coastal life.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathryn, 24th August 2019

An extremely spacious and well-equipped holiday cottage with a lovely big garden with swings, slide and goal posts, so very suitable for children of all ages. We were particularly impressed that a large variety of beach equipment and toys was provided for the use and enjoyment of guests. In a lovely setting with great views all round. The owner wasRead more even kind enough to invite our tractor-mad 2 year old grandson to sit in his tractor! This property is a real home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher, 10th August 2019

Great cottage, good location and very spacious for our big family. Even on the days it rained the house had an abundance of activities for the kids to keep them busy.

Reviewed by Richard, 29th June 2019

We had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property, which gave us all we needed. thank you.

Reviewed by Thomas, 25th May 2019

Overall an excellent place to spend a family holiday with young children.

Reviewed by Teresa, 20th April 2019

Perfect cottage .brlllant location.

Reviewed by Claire, 6th April 2019

We thought this was a lovely venue. We really enjoyed staying in the farmhouse. The children were delighted to find toys to play with and all the stuff in the outhouse was amazing! Thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage. Beautiful. The cream tea on arrival was delightful.

Reviewed by David, 27th October 2018

We found this a very comfortable and well equipped cottages that had plenty of room for 10 people. The kitchen is spacious and lovely and warm thanks to agar. Bedrooms were fine and the kids loved the things in the games room and the garden

Reviewed by Tony, 20th October 2018

Excellent property, great location and delightful people.

Reviewed by Lesley, 11th August 2018

What a wonderful farm house. Everything you needed was provided for. So clean and well looked after. We had a wonderful time. Close to beaches superb location. They even welcomed us with a Devonshire cream tea a lovely surprise and delicious. Would definitely go back. Thank you

Reviewed by Adrian, 4th August 2018

Amazing facilities! About 25-30 mins away from all the best beaches and sights! The house had everything we needed and beyond, including toys for a range of ages from under 1 - teenagers, including a well equipped garden and an outbuilding full of beach equipment available to use. It really suited us well. Ample space and beautiful views and very hRead moreelpful and dedicated owners. Definitely recommended. Hide

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